Thirst | Podium Audio

By: Charlene Hartnady

Performed by: Meg Price, Tristan James

Released: January 24, 2023

Language: English

Format: Multi-cast

Duration: 08 hr, 37 min

I’ve been told I’m beautiful to look at, but I’m a monster all the same. Barely contained. Terrifying now that the thirst is upon me.
I’m a beast king, and that comes with its pros and cons.
Big con: I have to take a bride. It’s built into my DNA. We all reach a point where the drive kicks in.
I thought I still had time. I was wrong. I need to find her. The one. 
A vampiress whose blood will quench me. The hunt is on. If I don’t find her soon, I’ll be put down like a rabid dog, leaving my throne to my greatest enemy: my rival by blood. And that can’t happen.

What happens in the dark stays in the dark…or so I thought.
I’m a half-blood. More human than vampire. A weakling. A circus trick only good for being used and abused.
When the vampire king shows interest in me, I tell him where to get off…then I spend the night with him. Don’t judge me! Who wouldn’t leap at the opportunity? He’s the most eligible bachelor on the planet and is known to be picky about who he spends time with.
The king also happens to be my family’s greatest rival. It’s a feud that spans centuries. Think of the Capulets and Montagues, only so much worse.
Last night was a moment of weakness; a night I don’t regret! Thane is more of a beast than I ever imagined.
My brother will pop a vein if he ever finds out what I did. He thinks he can run every aspect of my life, but he’s wrong. I will follow the two rules that have been drummed into me since childhood…and those two rules only! To keep the peace, I’d prefer it if Zale never found out about last night. He’d make my life a living hell.
Then, the king shows up on my doorstep again. Everything I’ve ever known to be true starts to unravel. It all gets turned on its head. I’m not sure who my real enemies are anymore…

Thirst is the first book in a series about monsters of all kinds. If you like enemies to lovers, forbidden romance, sassy heroines, and swoon-worthy beast kings who are almost untamable, then this is the series for you.



Charlene Hartnady



Meg Price

Meg has been in a recording booth since she was in the womb. No Joke! Which lead to falling asleep in there listening to her parents say "Please Press 1 for..." over and over. She then pursued acting all through a specialized high school and two years of a BA degree. Got a little lost, but then again who doesn't in their early twenties? But she finally found her way back home to books and audiobooks. Combining her love for storytelling, acting, and a lifetime surrounded by audio work. Meg has over 100 titles under her belt!



Tristan James

Tristan James is an award-winning Voice Over Artist whose work has crossed over commercials, promos, and industrials; and now quite frequently as an award-winning narrator. He’s an extrovert caught in the world of imagination. A natural storyteller with smooth tones, unique inflection, clear diction, rich depth, and a love for accents that accomplishes to curl the toes of those listening. His greatest passion is telling stories through the eyes of others, and to do that every day for his growing number of listener is an exquisite joy of the highest proportions. He hails from the East, and now lives in the West.